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LSO/Hannigan - Ligeti, Haydn. Berg, and Gershwin, 17 March 2019

Barbican Hall Ligeti: Concert Românesc Haydn: Symphony no.86 in D major Berg: Lulu Suite Gershwin, arr. Barbara Hannigan and Bill Elliott: Girl Crazy : Suite London Symphony Orchestra Barbara Hannigan (soprano, conductor) I first heard Barbara Hannigan in 2008. She was singing songs by Berg and Webern with Pierre Boulez and immediately made a great impression. Since then, she has been one of those artists I should make an extra effort to hear; not...
Tags: Religion, Lulu, Mozart, Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, Gershwin, Haydn, Leonard Bernstein, LSO, Schoenberg, Berg, Ligeti, Engel, Bill Elliott, Mark Berry, Hannigan

What Should LSBC’s Futures Task Force and LSO’s Technology Task Force Do?

The Law Society of British Columbia’s E-Brief for January 2019 states that LSBC has established a Futures Task Force: “… to look at the future of the legal profession and legal regulation in British Columbia. The task force is expected to identify anticipated changes that may improve or disrupt the future market for legal services, consider and evaluate the factors and forces driving those changes, as well as make recommendations to the Benchers regarding the implications and how the Law Society...
Tags: Facebook, Justice, Law, California, Toronto, Canada, British Columbia, University of Toronto, Cabinet, Liz, Ontario, Mark Zukerberg, Grant Thornton, Law Society, LSO, R

Wiget/Ensemble Modern/Benjamin - Boulez, Messiaen, Ustvolskaya, Ligeti, and Benjamin, 6 March 2019

Roundhouse, Camden Boulez: Initiale Messiaen: Sept haïkai Ustvolskaya: Composition no.2 , ‘Dies irae’ Ligeti: Ramifications Benjamin: Palimpsests Ueli Wiget (piano) Ensemble Modern George Benjamin (conductor) Pierre Boulez’s Initiale was chosen to inaugurate Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal almost two years ago to the day. If not quite inaugurating the Roundhouse, home to what seem to have been some of Boulez’s most memorable concerts du...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, Bbc, Pierre Boulez, Benjamin, Boulez, Messiaen, LSO, George Benjamin, Ligeti, Mark Berry, Yvonne Loriod, Gabrieli, Pierre Boulez Saal, Messaien, Wigmore Street

Happy 90th birthday, Bernard Haitink!

Image: Monika Rittershaus Of any performing musician alive today, none has had a more formative influence on me than Bernard Haitink. Not only did I hear my first Ring– at the Royal Albert Hall, when the Royal Opera looked in grave danger of never returning to Covent Garden – from him; it has remained musically one of the very best. (Ironically, its sole rival would hail also from that same, unpromising venue, under the direction of Daniel Barenboim.) I took the train down from Ca...
Tags: London, Religion, Amsterdam, Cambridge, Switzerland, Rupert Murdoch, Salzburg, Zurich, Covent Garden, La Mer, Daniel Barenboim, New Labour, Wagner, Mahler, Haydn, Albert Hall

Kulman/Skelton/BBC SO/Oramo - Mozart, Larcher, and Mahler, 22 February 2019

Barbican Hall Mozart: Symphony no.35 in D major, KV 385, ‘Haffner’ Thomas Larcher: Nocturne – Insomnia Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo-soprano) Stuart Skelton (tenor) BBC Symphony Orchestra Sakari Oramo (conductor) A strange concert, this, in which the Barbican Hall proved Mahler’s enemy in particular. In a half-reasonable world, London would have a decent orchestral concert hall; let us hope that plans to give the London Sym...
Tags: London, Religion, Bbc, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Mozart, Mahler, Shostakovich, Royal Albert Hall, LSO, Haffner, Skelton, Sakari Oramo, Mark Berry, Das Lied von der Erde, Stuart Skelton

The Cost of Becoming a Lawyer

The Law Students Society of Ontario (the “LSSO”) recently surveyed Ontario law students to better understand the debt load experienced by them and its effect on them. The provides important insights into the effects of increased law school tuition costs. The LSSO Report has been well received and rightly so. However, the point of this column is not just to laud the report but to engage with it and its observations. In order to seriously address the observations in the LSSO Report, it is necess...
Tags: England, Law, Australia, Canada, NCA, University of Toronto, Legal Ethics, Columbia, Ottawa, Ontario, Windsor, Deans, Supreme Court of Canada, Statistics Canada, Law Society, Thunder Bay

Investigating Issues of Intersectionality

The notion of “intersectionality” has become a popular buzzword in pop culture and social activist groups. It describes the notion that various grounds of discrimination, such as gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, etc., can affect and interact with each other in overlapping and complex ways. First coined within the feminist movement in the early 80’s to help illustrate the exclusion of racialized women from many feminist initiatives, it helped illustrate how advocacy on beha...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Toronto, West, Canada, Egypt, Intersectionality, Tribunal, Turner, Ramadan, Ontario, Morrison, Cote, McKenzie, Ontario Court of Appeal, LSO

Trifonov/LSO/Rattle - Rameau, Ravel, Poulenc, and Jolas, 17 February 2019

Barbican Hall Rameau: Les Indes galantes : Suite Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major Betsy Jolas: A Little Summer Suite Poulenc: Les Biches : Suite Ravel: La Valse Daniil Trifonov (piano) London Symphony Orchestra Simon Rattle (conductor) An evening of French delights from Simon Rattle and the LSO? Certainly, even if some – not necessarily those one might have expected – delighted more than others. First among not-quite-equals stood...
Tags: France, Berlin, Religion, Munich, Jeux, Simon Rattle, Harp, Bach, Boulez, Haydn, Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, LSO, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov

When the Badly-Behaved Party Is Opposing Counsel

We are hearing more and more often from SRLs about “sharp practice” when they face a lawyer on the other side of their case. There are many common elements to these reports, which I find to be largely credible. SRLs believe that their unfamiliarity with the legal system, combined with the tendency of some judges to assume the worst of them – that their cases are without merit, or that they are “vexatious” and abusing the process when they make honest mistakes and misjudgments – is being exploite...
Tags: Law, Tribunal, Ontario, LSO, David Wright, Justice Issues, Law Society of Upper Canada, SRL, Law Society Tribunal, Law Society of Ontario, Law Society of Ontario LSO, Pascuzzi, Colin Cameron Leon Lyle, Ejidike

Canada’s Law Societies Need a National Civil Service

This post summarizes a full-text article with the same title on the SSRN, and refers to Fasken InHouse. The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) is to have a bencher[1] election on April 30, 2019. We should vote only for those candidates that present solutions to the access to justice-unaffordable legal services problem (the “A2J problem”). Governments are now reacting without law societies. Benchers have to be something more than the present part-time amateurs who bring to the job only the expertise of...
Tags: England, Justice, Law, Wales, Toronto, Canada, Department Of Justice, British Columbia, Ontario, Martin, Supra, Statistics Canada, Monaghan, Law Society, Ontario Court of Appeal, LSO

Proposed New London Concert Hall Makes A Bold Statement

The £288 million it will cost will all come from private donations, and the hall’s backers know critics will say now is not the time for such an expensive building. “Now is never the time to do anything new,” said Sir Simon Rattle, the LSO’s music director and public face of the project. “This is not something that we are trying to do with public money, this is something we are attempting to do ourselves and we are trying to make a difference.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Simon Rattle, LSO, 01.21.19

Looking Ahead…if Only!

I never make “New Year’s resolutions” — I’m too old to think that they will come to fruition — but I have decided to identify five “wishes’ I have for Ontario and Canada more broadly in 2019: 1. stop all the studies and take action re A2J; 2. provide lessons to the premier about what the rule of law means; 3. allow advance directives for medically assisted deaths; 4. don’t diminish existing protection for children and youth; 5. revise the new Law Society of Ontario logo without too much delay. ...
Tags: Law, Miscellaneous, Canada, Bill, Ontario, Law Society, LSO, Doug Ferguson, Law Commission of Ontario, Law Society of Ontario, Downtown Legal Services, Provincial Advocate

Performances of the Year, 2018

Anniversaries too often prove a lazy way to programme. Sometimes, though, especially in the case of composers in need of rediscovery, they afford excellent opportunities. Such has been in the case of Karlheinz Stockhausen, latterly overlooked in favour of other post-war avant gardists. His ninetieth birthday has brought forth a number of outstanding performances. (One excellent thing about Stockhausen’s music in performance is the consistently high quality of performance. Either you can ...
Tags: London, Berlin, Religion, Jerusalem, Vienna, Munich, Paris, Royal Opera House, Salzburg, Provence, Mozart, Sirius, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Salzburg Festival, Katie Mitchell, Daniel Barenboim

Special Convocation on the Future of Licensing

The Law Society of Ontario is holding a Special Convocation tomorrow to determine what the future of licensing will be in Ontario. The articling crisis, which can find its roots in trends over a decade ago, lead to the creation of the Law Practice Program (LPP) in 2013. Of the 4 models contemplated by the Professional Development & Competence Committee, only two are being contemplated tomorrow: (a) Current Model with Enhancements (Option 2): The two current transitional training pathways of arti...
Tags: Law, Canada, NCA, Committee, Ppd, Education & Training, Ontario, GPA, LSO, National Committee on Accreditation NCA, Racialized Licensees Working Group, LPP, Professional Development Competence Committee

Law Society Accountability for the Access to Justice Problem

[See the full text article for this summary on the SSRN, using the same title] Law societies are not trying to solve the A2J problem, but instead provide “alternative legal services”[1] that merely help that majority of the population that cannot afford legal services learn to live with the problem . That is inevitable because of the operative concept of a bencher[2] and the institutional culture of our law societies, i.e., they do only that which is compatible with that concept and with what t...
Tags: Justice, Law, Toronto, Canada, Alberta, Cabinet, Ontario, Law Society, LSO, LegalZoom, Monahan, Lao, Practice Of Law, Upper Canada, Christopher Moore, Law Society of Upper Canada

LSO/Roth - Ligeti, Bartók, and Haydn, 11 November 2018

Barbican Hall Ligeti – Lontano Bartók – Cantata profana Haydn – Missa in Angustiis, ‘Nelson Mass’, Hob. XXII/11 Camilla Tilling (soprano) Adèle Charvet (mezzo-soprano) Julien Behr (tenor) Christopher Purves, William Thomas (bass) London Symphony Chorus (chorus director: Simon Halsey) London Symphony Orchestra François-Xavier Roth (conductor) For the second of my armistice anniversary concerts, I moved across town from the Royal Festi...
Tags: London, Religion, Thomas, Gloria, Roth, Mahler, Kyrie, Haydn, LSO, Agnus Dei, Bartok, Royal Festival Hall, Ligeti, Behr, LSC, Mark Berry

Szeps-Znaider/LSO/Jordan - Mussorgsky, Szymanowski, and Tchaikovsky, 25 October 2018

Barbican Hall Mussorgsky: Night on the Bare Mountain Szymanowski: Violin Concerto no.2, op.61 Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.5 in E minor, op.64 Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider (violin) London Symphony Orchestra Philippe Jordan (conductor) I was about to say that the LSO excels in music such as this, but then it tends to excel in pretty much any kind of music, especially given the right conductor. Nevertheless, its trademark precision was vividly on display in a duly wild – controlled w...
Tags: London, Religion, Jordan, Lulu, Sicily, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Pelléas, LSO, Mussorgsky, Mark Berry, Szymanowski, Chris Richards, Philippe Jordan, Tatras Mountains, Jordan Mussorgsky Szymanowski

At Whose Expense? the Intolerable Human Cost of Articling

We know that there is significant discrimination and abuse in articling. We’ve heard the stories and we have the stats too. To cite just a small amount of recent information we have in Ontario: Over 100 articling students responding to a 2017 Law Society reported unwelcome comments or conduct related to personal characteristics (age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sex an...
Tags: Law, Canada, NCA, Legal Ethics, Ontario, Law Society, LSO, Adam Dodek, DHC, Noel Semple, Malcolm Mercer, Daniel Fish, Paul Saguil

Kerns: LSO sponsors unforgettable show by Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

It may have taken a touch of clever marketing — a few unexpected BOGO (buy one, get one free) days — to guarantee a music lover for every seat at Monday’s concert at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Afterward, all present were standing, applauding and undoubtedly grateful that the sponsoring Lubbock Symphony Orchestra had booked a rare appearance by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. It was, at the least, a concert no one could forget. To a large point, the show was sold on the name of ...
Tags: Europe, Middle East, New Orleans, Jazz, Lincoln Center, Cuba, Duke, Latin America, Dad, Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Lincoln Center Orchestra, JLCO, Cotton Club, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, LSO

The First Step Is Admitting We Have a Problem

Is there one right way to research the law? No. Do most of us know the best? the most? or even a handful of useful search strategies? Almost certainly not, according to a few recent studies. As one of those studies highlight, even those who do probably aren’t sharing strategies in any event. These studies paint the picture of a profession that plops a few words into a single search engine, relies heavily on the machine to sort the results returns, and then stops looking within a few minutes havi...
Tags: UK, Law, LSO, Legal Information, Legal Publishing, David Whelan, Legal Information: Libraries & Research

Time for an Articling Student Union in Ontario

Tomorrow is Labour Day across Canada, where everyone in the country is provided a statutory holiday under s. 166 of the Canada Labour Code. The federal Interpretation Act, designates in s. 35(1) the first Monday of the September as Labour Day, and every province has employment standards legislation mandating the day as a statutory holiday as well. The origins of Labour Day go back to March 25, 1872, when the Toronto Typographical Union went on strike for the nine-hour workday, backed by 10,000 w...
Tags: Law, Toronto, Canada, Quebec, Education & Training, Ontario, Labour Day, John Thomson, LSO, Working Group, John A Macdonald, Justice Issues, Paro, SARAH RANKIN, Articling Student Union, Toronto Typographical Union

Public Interest Regulation: Governance Reform at the Law Society of Ontario

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has launched a call for comments on potential governance reforms. Reform is long overdue. The governance of the LSO is archaic and in no way approximates the structure of a modern, effective board. To its credit, the LSO appears to recognize the problem and is attempting to move towards modernizing its governance. There are currently 90 members of “Convocation” – the archaic name for what is supposed to be a Board of Directors at the LSO. These 90 consist of 45 e...
Tags: Law, Canada, Ontario, Board, Task Force, Law Society, LSO, UK Australia, Jordan Furlong, Practice Of Law, LSUC, Alice Woolley, Law Society of Ontario LSO, Carol Hansell, Hansell Report, Alberta Teachers Association

Fables and the Fabulous from Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO at the Proms

Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra took us through fairy-tale forests, antique lands and into fantasy worlds in this fabulous Prom, which celebrated Maurice Ravel’s genius as a musical story-teller.
Tags: Religion, London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle, LSO, Maurice Ravel

Bridges Over the Chasm: Licensing Design and the Abolition of Articling

What should people who want to practice law have to do before they are licensed? This perennial debate has bloomed once again. The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) is seeking feedback on its Options for Lawyer Licensing consultation (Slaw summary here). Two of the LSO’s four options would abolish articling. Candidates would instead have to pass exams covering both legal skills and substantive knowledge. There would also be a law practice program, either required for all candidates (LSO’s Option 4...
Tags: UK, England, Law, Australia, Canada, United States, Quebec, Legal Ethics, Ontario, Law Society, LSO, National Committee, Malcolm Mercer, LPP, Law Society of Ontario LSO

Malcolm Mercer Elected LSO Treasurer

A short note of congratulations to our Slaw colleague Malcolm Mercer who was elected June 28th as Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario. If you’re reading Slaw from within the province of Ontario, you’ll recognize Malcolm. His even-handed voice and leadership on issues impacting the profession are widely visible and respected among his peers. A long time Partner at McCarthy Tétrault, Malcolm was first elected Bencher back in 2011 and then re-elected in 2015. He has led or served on numerous LS...
Tags: Law, Announcements, CBA, Ontario, LSO, Malcolm, Malcolm You, Malcolm Mercer, Malcolm Mercer Elected LSO, McCarthy Tétrault Malcolm

Canada: Law Society Tribunal Dismisses Discipline Case over Failure To Accommodate Mental Illness - Babin Bessner Spry LLP

In Law Society of Ontario v. Burtt, the Law Society Tribunal recently dismissed a disciplinary case against a Toronto lawyer, finding that the Law Society of Ontario (the "LSO") had failed to satisfy its duty to accommodate the lawyer's disability (mental illness).
Tags: News, Toronto, Canada, Ontario, LSO, Law Society Tribunal, Law Society of Ontario, Burtt the Law Society Tribunal

League of American Orchestras' Futures Fund Highlights Programs at Smaller and Youth Orchestras [Including Diversity]

Seventeen Orchestras Each Awarded $30,000 Grants,  Made Possible by the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation    Additional Five Orchestras Each Receive $6,000 Seed Grants to Support Creative Invention New York, NY (April 19, 2018) – Highlighting the groundswell of innovation occurring at smaller-budget orchestras and youth orchestras across the country, seventeen orchestras have received $30,000 American Orche...
Tags: New York, California, New York City, Religion, Chicago, Afghanistan, Lima, San Antonio, San Antonio TX, League, North High School, Los Angeles CA, LSO, Akron Symphony, GSO, Nepal Pakistan

LSO/Rattle - Grime and Mahler, 19 April 2018

Barbican Hall Helen Grime: Woven Space (world premiere) Mahler: Symphony no.9 London Symphony Orchestra Simon Rattle (conductor) No doubting the important performance here: the world premiere of Helen Grime’s Woven Space, commissioned by the Barbican for the LSO and Simon Rattle. Alas, Rattle’s recent way with Mahler and indeed with much central repertoire prior to Schoenberg continued: not so extreme as some performances, yet still highly mannered, and fo...
Tags: London, Religion, Boulez, Mahler, LSO, Schoenberg, Virga, Berlioz, Mark Berry, Bernard Haitink, Helen Grime, London Symphony Orchestra Simon Rattle, Simon Rattle Alas Rattle, Dukas, Laura Ellen Bacon, Chatsworth Park

Is the Law Society of Ontario Still Donating to Political Parties?

One benefit of being a regular Slaw columnist is the ability to revisit previous columns. Roughly four years ago, I wrote a column titled “Why Is the Law Society Donating to Political Parties?: Some Answers and Questions” where I explored and questioned the fact that the LSO (then LSUC) made donations totalling $21,000 in 2013 to the provincial Liberal, Conservative and NDP parties, as reported in a Law Times article. At the time, the Law Society explained, in part, that “[c]ontributions are onl...
Tags: England, Law, Wales, Society, Legal Ethics, Ndp, Ontario, Law Society, LSO, LSUC, Liberal Conservative, Law Times, Law Society of Ontario, Elections Ontario, Ontario Liberal Party Heritage, Ontario Securities Commission Perhaps

Kavakos/LSO/Harding - Grime, Prokofiev, and Strauss, 18 February 2018

Barbican Hall Grime: Virga Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no.2 in G minor, op.63 Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie , op.64 Leonidas Kavakos (violin) London Symphony Orchestra Daniel Harding (conductor) A wonderful concert. Without being didactic – nothing wrong with that, far from it – in its programming, it permitted connections to be made, if one would, whilst concentrating on performing and interpretative excellence. If I have heard better live performances ...
Tags: Europe, Religion, London Symphony Orchestra, Mozart, Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, Richard Strauss, Strauss, Harding, Der Rosenkavalier, Prokofiev, ElektrA, LSO, Karajan, Virga, Garmisch